Sister Teresita Partin,
Sister Teresita Partin,
  • October 28, 1919 - September 10, 2017
  • Houston, Texas

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Sister Teresita Partin, C.V.I., died on Sunday, September 10, 2017. She was born in Houston, Texas on October 28, 1919, the daughter of Mary Doyal Partin and Joseph C. Partin. She graduated from Incarnate Word Academy, St. Joseph Hospital as an R.N. She entered the Congregation of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, Houston, TX. She professed perpetual vows on June 6, 1946. She received her B.S. and M.Ed. Degrees from the University of Houston and an Ed.D. Degree from Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois.

Sister was an educator and served in a number of Catholic elementary schools within the Archdiocese. She became one of the first diocesan school supervisor. Her desire to help others led her to serve in Job Corps and at All Saints Parish as the Coordinator of Social Services. From there, she became the first Director of the Office of Aging for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston from which many helpful and caring ministries evolved. She also assisted with the organization of the Texas Catholic Committee on Aging.

Through the years, Sister has received many recognitions for her ministry from government and church agencies. In her retirement years, she developed an impressive congregational heritage collection. Her many talents were always used in the service of others.

A favorite scripture of Sister's was, "You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you." Indeed God did choose her. In her 97 years of life, she generously used her gifts and talents wherever she was asked to serve, either within the Congregation or in her many other ministries. Well done, good and faithful servant!

Sr. Teresita was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by a number of cousins and dear friends.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 13 from 4:00-6:00 p.m., followed by the Wake Service at Incarnate Word Convent, 3400 Bradford Street, Houston, TX. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, 10:00 a.m. at the convent chapel with Rev. John Boscoe, CSB, celebrant. Rite of Committal will be in the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Incarnate Word Academy, 609 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77002.